Sam Sargent

Deputy Chief of Staff, Capital Metro

Sam Sargent is a native of South Austin. After finishing college and law school at Boston University, he worked for Congressman Lloyd Doggett and at the Travis County Attorney’s Office. A lifelong lover of all things transportation, he has found his calling at Capital Metro where he currently serves at Deputy Chief of Staff.

He is a 2019 Mass Transit 40 Under 40 award recipient and 2019 Austin Under 40 finalist. Sam serves on the City of Austin’s Downtown Commission, the board of Movability, the CAMPO Technical Advisory Committee, and formerly served on the board of Keep Austin Beautiful and the city’s Airport Advisory Commission. He is a certified project manager and mediator and is pursuing his professional planning certification.

Sam lives in Central Austin with his wife, Orsi, and Gracie, their German Short-Haired Pointer. When he is not working on transportation issues, you can find him running, rowing, or exploring state parks.